Burlington County holds EMS week celebration

National EMS Week is nearly here, and the Burlington County Commissioners are teaming with the Burlington County EMS Chief’s Association and Rowan College at Burlington County’s paramedic science degree program to celebrate in a very big way.

Residents of all ages are invited to attend a special EMS Week Celebration on Saturday, May 18, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Burlington County Emergency Services Training Center in Westampton.

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During the event, visitors will have opportunities to meet local emergency medical service professionals, learn about the services they perform, and the education and training required to become an emergency medical technician or paramedic. The event will also feature displays of EMS, police and fire equipment and vehicles and demonstrations of emergency response activities, including air medical helicopter evacuations, CPR and stop the bleed techniques.

There will also be information tables related to health and health care programs, safety and education programs. Free child car seat safety checks by the Burlington County Sheriff’s Office and health screenings will also be offered, and the Burlington County Animal Shelter will also be on site with information about adoption and foster programs.

Among the education programs the event will spotlight is the paramedic science degree program at Rowan College at Burlington County. The program delivers the education and training required for students to become New Jersey certified and nationally registered paramedics.

Instruction occurs in-person in RCBC classrooms and simulation labs, as well as in the field with leading healthcare systems such as Virtua Health, Cooper University Health Care and Hackensack Meridian JFK University.

The college also offers an Emergency Medical Technician Certification Program that provides hands-on-training and instruction needed for students to become New Jersey-certified EMTs.

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